Wash glass jars in hot, soapy water and let them air dry.
Cut templates out of poster board in decorative shapes such as stars,
half-moons, or hearts. Or buy ready-made templates from craft stores.
Use the templates to outline the shapes on the nonsticky side of removable
adhesive paper, and then cut them out.
Stick your designs onto the outside of the jars.
Coat the outside of the jars evenly with glass-frosting spray. Let them
dry completely. Then, remove the adhesive-paper designs.
Put a votive candle or tea light inside each jar.
Nestle the candle in sand or sea salt to keep
wire for handle
To make hanging lanterns, take a piece of strong wire and measure how
much you need for a handle by wrapping the wire around the mouth of
the jar, looping it over the top of the jar, and bringing it back down
to the mouth of the jar. Clip with wire cutters. Create a small, open-ended
loop on each end of the wire with pliers.
Wire hangers work just fine.
Wrap one end of the wire around the jarís mouth, securing it by slipping
the loop around the wire and tightening it with pliers. Take the free
end of wire, and bend it into an inverted U to make a handle. Secure
the end by wrapping the other loop around the wire at the jar opening.
Enjoy the beautiful outdoor lighting your homemade lanterns provide.